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CORINNAŚWalter E. Henderson, Jr., 73, died January 26, 2009 in his sleep at his residence after a long bout with cancer. He was born October 9, 1935 in Presque Isle, a son of Walter and Beatrice (Brown) Henderson, Sr. Walter graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1955 and served in the United States Army. He was employed at Nu-Way Tobacco Company in South Windsor, CT for 35 years. He was a 40 year member of Meridian Splendor Lodge Masons in Newport. Walter is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Brooks) Henderson of Corinna; 2 sons, Benjie G. Henderson of Enfield, CT and Daniel M. and wife Deborah Henderson of Corinna; 5 grandchildren, Sara, Justin, Sam, Rebecca and Molly; 2 brothers, Frank and wife Delma Henderson of Hermon and Garfield Henderson of Oklahoma City, OK; and a sister, Avis White of Tolland, CT. Spring graveside committal services will be held at North Newport Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Pine Tree Hospice, 895 W. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, Corinna. Those who wish may sign an on-line guest register at

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